Non-Degree Programs for Nontraditional Careers

Designing Programs for the Millennial Workforce, Part II

Topics: Online Education, Academic Affairs, Online Course Quality, Online Strategies, Curriculum Development, Academic Planning

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About the Presentation

The average Millennial will have twice as many jobs as the average Baby Boomer over the course of his or her career, leading many experts to predict growing demand for short-format, "just in time" credentials that serve students at every major turning point in their careers. But despite COE units' advantageous position as the only purveyor of short-format programs on campus, most COE leaders are not yet experiencing significant enrollment and revenue gains from certificates and other non-degree programs.

Although Millennials continue to pursue work in traditional fields like business, education, and engineering, more students choose to opt-out of structured career paths in favor of a self-paced, flexible schedule. 52 million U.S. workers—one third of the American workforce—identify as self-employed, and nearly 500,000 new businesses are launched in the U.S. annually. In part two of "Designing Programs for the Millennial Workforce," we explore short-format, non-degree programs that compel underserved students to enroll in COE programs, with an emphasis on cost-effective programs you can develop out of existing COE course content.

Presenter:Tim Higgins